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9/4/09 Horse Tracks - Broncos shut out Cards 19-0; No known injuries, plus 4 Turnovers for the D


Good Morning, MHR Friends! Remember, it was just preseason. A win is just as unimportant as the three losses that preceded it. Most importantly, it didn't seem there were any new injuries. Another impressive night from Tom Brandstater, huh? Sure, he was only 16 of 30, but you've got to like his poise in the pocket and his arm strength. At least I do. Plus, four takeaways for the defense. Probably not important, but still nice to get off the schneid so we don't have to hear any more about that. Same for the result - the win doesn't matter to anyone but us. Of course, that brings us to final cuts either today or tomorrow (I believe the deadline is tomorrow at 2pm Eastern?). Meanwhile, this will be my last Horse Tracks until next Thursday, as my wife and I are taking a much-needed getaway. Who goes to Florida in September? Apparently, this dope. I hope you all have a great Labor Day Weekend; be safe and enjoy it!

NFL - Videos: Broncos 19, Cardinals 0 - Game Highlights

NFL - Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos - Box Score

DB - Cardinals Postgame: McDaniels - Broncos TV

DB - Cardinals Postgame: Brandstater - Broncos TV

DP - Broncos' backups salvage finale - Mike Klis

CSG - Broncos coach McDaniels takes relationship with QBs to new level - Frank Schwab
The Schwab takes a deeper look into how Josh McDaniels is coaching up the QBs

Y! - '09 owner rankings, 1-16; Kraft-y payoff - Mike Silver
According to Silver, Pat Bowlen was unaware he had to give the NFL a full deposit of $21 million to cover the balance of Shanny's contract. Whoops. I wonder if that's a rule that resulted in part from Shanny's dispute with The Crypt Keeper...This would explain some of the cash flow issues we've heard about...

DB - Putting it Together - Gray Caldwell

DB - The Best of the Best - Mike Rice
Rice shares his picks for the Broncos' all-time time. Today is the last day to vote, folks!

DB - Momentum for the Long Haul - Chris Gentilviso

DP - Kiszla: McD needs to learn Tracy's human touch

DP - Four turnovers major feast for Broncos - Lindsay Jones

DP - Broncos still have more questions than answers - Jeff Legwold
Oddly, Legwold makes it sound like Tom Brandstater's roster spot was in doubt before last night.

DP - Defense rallies to make things interesting - Staff notes

DP - Cardinals-Broncos preseason game breakdown - Lindsay Jones

CSG - Rookie QB leads Broncos to win over Cardinals - Frank Schwab

CSG - Broncos starters play sparingly - Frank Schwab

CSG - Review: Broncos 3 things to watch - Frank Schwab

AP - Denver Broncos' Brandstater solid in 19-0 win over Arizona Cardinals - Pat Graham

DB - Cardinals vs. Broncos: First Half Live Blog - Zach Eisendrath

DB - Cardinals vs. Broncos: Second Half Live Blog - Zach Eisendrath

NFP - Diner morning news: Jets should avoid Marshall - Mike Lombardi

NFL - NFLTA: What to do with Marshall
Rich Eisen talks to Jason La Canfora, who says Brian Xanders is not bringing up BMarsh in any conversations with other GMs. Plus, he hears the front office thinks they can win the division this year. And then he talks to Rod Woodson and Jamie Dukes. Not fun.

DB - The Best of the Best - Mike Rice
Rice shares his picks for the Broncos' all-time time. Today is the last day to vote, folks!

CSG - QB-coach relationships in today's NFL - Frank Schwab

CSG - Relationships between QBs, coaches not always fun - Frank Schwab

NFL Results

NFL - Kansas City Chiefs 9 at St. Louis Rams 17
Tyler Thigpen had a night to forget, going 2 for 9 with two picks.

NFL - Oakland Raiders 21 at Seattle Seahawks 31
The Sea Chickens got big games from rookies Aaron Curry and QB Mike Teel

NFL - Indianapolis Colts 7 at Cincinnati Bengals 38
The Bangles' backups rushed for 296 yards and Carson's little brother had two TD passes.

NFL - Detroit Lions 17 at Buffalo Bills 6
Matthew Stafford struggled for the Lions.

NFL - Philadelphia Eagles 27 at New York Jets 38
Michael Vick was put down, I mean sacked four times last night. Mark Sanchez was a perfect 5-for-5 with a TD pass in his final prep. Huge night for Jets RB Danny Woodhead.

NFL - Baltimore Ravens 20 at Atlanta Falcons 3
Ravens QB John Beck saw plenty of action, throwing 28 passes including 2 TDs.

NFL - New York Giants 27 at New England Patriots 38
Pats QB Brian Hoyer played the entire game (and well), while BenJarvus Green-Ellis had a huge game. Young Giants WRs Moss, Manningham and Nicks all had big games.

NFL - Washington Redskins 17 at Jacksonville Jaguars 24
David Garrard was efficient in his final tuneup, while Skins WR Marko Mitchell caught a TD for the third straight game.

NFL - Cleveland Browns 23 at Chicago Bears 26
Neither Quinn nor Anderson played for the Brownies

NFL - Green Bay Packers 13 at Tennessee Titans 27
Vince Young continued his resurgence, while B.J. Raji had a big game (no, the Broncos could not have traded up for him).

NFL - Miami Dolphins 10 at New Orleans Saints 7
The Fish racked up 8 sacks, and Ted's favorite CB from the draft (Sean Smith) made another big play.

NFL - Pittsburgh Steelers 21 at Carolina Panthers 10
Isaac Redman and Stefan Logan came through for the Stillers, while Marcus Goodson was productive for the Panthers.

AFC West News

KCS - KC defense fares well against Rams - Adam Teicher

KCS - Chiefs can’t find their way to end zone in 17-9 loss - Kent Babb

KCS - These quarterbacks are terrible - Jason Whitlock

KCS - Preseason blitz - Adam Teicher

KCS - Haley splits time as head coach, offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach - Kent Babb

NFP - NFL notes: Haley taking charge in K.C. - Matt Bowen

SDUT - Chargers hopefuls eye final audition - Kevin Acee

SDUT - NFL commissioner raises possibility of renovating the Q - Matthew Hall

SFG - Raiders Silver and Black Blog : Russell or Rankin? - David White

CCT - In short, Raiders starters give a much better effort - Steve Corkran

NFL News

NFL - Goodell: Slow labor negotiations likely mean no salary cap in 2010

NFL - Buccaneers fire offensive coordinator Jagodzinski, promote Olson

NFL - Saints lose veteran TE Miller to apparent leg injury vs. Dolphins

NFL - Bruised leg causes Jaguars RB Jones-Drew to leave game vs. Redskins

NFL - Bears RB Jones exits game vs. Browns after injuring ankle

NFL - Titans choose not to sign QB Lemon, WRs Jones and Parker after workout

NFL Opinion

Y! - Goodell displays good judgment with Vick ruling - Dan Wetzel

FOX - 7 Points: Favre is far from shaking the rust - Ed Thompson

FOX - The Scheiners: 2009 NFL award predictions

FOX - Top 10 bold NFL predictions for 2009 - Peter Schrager
Schrager thinks the Broncos will continue their free fall from last year.

SI - Jay Cutler, Darren Sharper among NFL storylines to watch - Kerry J. Byrne

PFW - Five Rams players on the spot - Dan Arkush

NFP - Transition time in Carolina - Robert Boland

NFL - Big opening weekend highlights college football season for NFL scouts - Bucky Brooks